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Science Images of the Month – January, 2015

Posted January 30th, 2015 at 10:07 pm (UTC+0)
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NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres

Posted January 2nd, 2015 at 8:27 pm (UTC+0)
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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is getting set for the final segment of its planned ten-year mission after entering the approach phase of its visit to the dwarf planet Ceres. This dwarf planet, with an average diameter of 950 kilometers, is the largest object in the asteroid belt, a region of space located between the orbits of […]

Science Images of the Month – December, 2014

Posted December 31st, 2014 at 5:50 pm (UTC+0)
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Unique Carbon-Based Molecule Found in Deep Space May Indicate Origins of Life

Posted October 3rd, 2014 at 8:02 pm (UTC+0)
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Astronomers from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, and the University of Cologne found an unusual carbon-based molecule called isopropyl cyanide in a gas cloud some 27,000 light years away. Those involved with the discovery say the finding suggests the type of complex molecules needed for life may have […]

Two Martian Probes Set to Orbit Red Planet

Posted September 19th, 2014 at 8:22 pm (UTC+0)
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Two unmanned spacecraft headed to Mars, one launched by the United States and the other by India, will soon reach the Red Planet within days of each other. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe, launched November 18 is set for insertion into Mars orbit (MOI) on Sunday, September 21.  India’s first interplanetary spacecraft, […]

ESA’s Rosetta Probe Gets Close to Duck-Shaped Comet 67P/C-K

Posted September 5th, 2014 at 8:33 pm (UTC+0)
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Back on Aug. 6 the European Space Agency‘s unmanned space probe Rosetta completed its decade long journey across space to meet up with its target, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, making it the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet. As the spacecraft neared its target, it took some close-up photos of the comet with its two camera […]

Rosetta Rendezvous With Comet, Measuring Happiness with Math, Lowered Testosterone Levels Civilized Us, Bettering our Brains with Electromagentic Stimulation

Posted August 6th, 2014 at 5:14 pm (UTC+0)
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ESA’s Rosetta Rendezvous with its Target Comet Today, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft became the first to rendezvous and orbit a comet. Rosetta, launched back in March, 2004, spent over a decade traveling in space to pursue its target, Comet 67P/Churyumov/Gerasimenko. Both the Rosetta and its target comet are about 405 million kilometers […]

Humans Too Stupid to Meet ET

Posted May 14th, 2014 at 8:11 pm (UTC+0)
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Are we alone in this mammoth universe? Or are there other life forms and civilizations out there waiting to be discovered? Would we be ready for such an encounter? The answer is no, according to a new study conducted by a Spanish neuropsychologist, who found we aren’t smart enough, and are too influenced by religion, […]

US, India Prep for Unmanned Missions to Mars

Posted October 29th, 2013 at 5:36 pm (UTC+0)
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Both the United States and India are gearing up for unmanned missions to Mars. India will launch its first interplanetary spacecraft when the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) sends its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) to the Red Planet on Nov. 5. The spacecraft will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre located in Sriharikota, […]

Far-away Planet Found to be Same Color as Earth

Posted July 12th, 2013 at 7:16 pm (UTC+0)
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The Hubble Space Telescope has helped scientists determine the color of a planet outside of our Solar System for the first time. Located about 63 light years from Earth, the planet known as HD 189733b would be a deep cobalt blue if viewed at close range, similar to Earth’s color as seen from space. Despite […]

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